A short list in “Did you know…?” style. Laravel has a convenient validation mechanism, but most of us only use simple rules like ‘required’, ’email’ or ‘date’. Actually, there are a few less-known but pretty interesting ones. Let’s have a look.
Laravel is full of little tricks, and quick ways to generate code with Artisan. One of the recent ones I’ve found is when you’re creating a CRUD record and need to create Model + Controller. You don’t need two separate commands for that.
Recently I’ve encountered a situation and want to share a quick solution with you guys. Laravel has quite an awesome feature of Mutators – you can define extra fields in your Eloquent models that are dynamically calculated. But orderBy doesn’t work with them, so what can we do?
Yesterday I’ve listened to a new Laravel Podcast episode with Taylor Otwell, Jeffrey Way and Matt Stauffer – and they (finally) talked about creating big apps with Laravel, lately this question is asked a lot by everyone. So is Laravel “fit” or “mature enough” for big projects? Since the podcast guys don’t provide a transcript, and listening to 50 minutes can be an overkill, I decided to write a summary, quoting the conversation and dividing the answers into more readable format like Q&A and bullet points, also relevant links.
Another interesting interview on our blog, at the same time presenting you a new tool – EyeWitness.io is a monitoring and application analytics tool, built specifically for Laravel. Today we’re talking with its founder Laurence – he shares the idea and why EyeWitness is different from other similar projects.
There are more and more applications built on Laravel, part of them use Laravel Spark as their base. So I decided to interview the owner of such project. Mattias is not only the creator of DNS Spy, but also actively shares his tips on server management, so you will get a lot of knowledge bombs from this interview – on Laravel Spark, DNS topic and servers in general. Let’s get into it!
File uploads is one of the most important functions on the internet, and we have bigger files nowadays, which means it’s not enough to have simple input fields – we need AJAX and processing file upload “in the background”. Here I will show you a simple example of that in Laravel 5.